Coastal San Diego Tour to La Jolla & Torrey Pines with TourGuideTim
GET READY FOR A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE
The northern San Diego beach area is full of cul-de-sac beaches, beach bluffs, ocean cliffs, and prime views of the beautiful blue Pacific Ocean. It is also home to colonies of seals, sea lions, pelicans, and cormorants.
Join Tim or Victor for an afternoon bus and walking tour as our driver takes us out of downtown San Diego to see the beauty that even guests from the French Riviera have said was better than their own. (Note: Accommodations can be made for those who have difficulty walking by staying with the driver who will point things out while the guide provides the walking tour.)
Yes, this tour provides a driver and a guide. You get two people leading your experience, which allows guests to ask, see, do, and learn a lot more than on a standard tour, where the driver serves as the guide.
We will take you to the best viewpoints that almost all travelers miss when visiting the San Diego coastal area by car or city bus. Even natives of San Diego don't know some of the secret spots.
Along the way, we'll share the history and culture of the area that is just as amazing and entertaining as the views you will enjoy.
This is not your ordinary bus tour. We make stops for short walking tours along the route and then take a longer, walking tour through the Village of La Jolla and along La Jolla Cove to see the seals, sea lions, pelicans, and cormorants. We also provide flexibility for guests to stay with us the full time or to explore on your own at the various stops. Due to the unique nature of this tour, which is rated the top Sightseeing Bus and Walking Tour in San Diego based on guest reviews, it is limited to 20 guests, so book early.
It is also recommended you take this tour at the beginning of your stay in San Diego so you can use your guide's knowledge to make the most of your visit to San Diego. You will learn what to look for and experience when you visit San Diego's great attractions.
SIGHTSEEING TOUR INCLUDES
1. Scenic Walks at:
Mount Soledad - A one-of-a-kind veterans memorial and views that on some days surpass 100 miles.
Torrey Pines Golf Course - Home to the 2008 U.S. Open and annual Junior World Golf Championship, where guests can purchase souvenirs for a 10% discount only available to TourGuideTim guests.
Torrey Pines Gliderport - Wind conditions are good most afternoons to watch paragliders fly off 300ft. ocean cliffs.
Note: The walks mentioned above are on a flat surface and go at a casual pace.
La Jolla Village and Coastline Walking Tour - This one mile walk will introduce you to the seals, sea lions, pelicans, cormorants, sea caves, and the history of pioneering women who shaped the culture of La Jolla. Accommodations can be made for those who don't want to walk the full mile to still see the beautiful coastline, sea lions, and more.
2. Guided Bus Tour through:
La Jolla Shores
3. Small Charter Bus with Professional Driver who takes care of getting us around town while you receive the full attention of your expert guide. (You will have plenty of elbow room. We won't squeeze you in.)
4. Opportunity to visit the shops, art galleries, restaurants and the coastline full of seals, sea lions, pelicans, and cormorants in the Village of La Jolla.
5. Flexibility to stay with your guide the full afternoon or go off on your own for as little as 1.5 hours by skipping the visit to the Torrey Pines are or the guided walking tour in La Jolla to as much as 3 hours by skipping both.
6. Plenty of materials, including a visitor map, special merchant discounts, and even an umbrella on the rare chance it rains.
"I don't usually do bus tours...but I was blown away...by things that you will almost certainly not find in a book or if you explore by yourself. It felt more like a friend showing you around his favourite place than an organised, impersonal tour. I've never enjoyed a sightseeing tour so much."- Anna from Oxford, UK on TripAdvisor
"I'm not the kind of person who takes tours...I'm more of a self discover person, BUT...I really had a Great Day. He took me some places I would never have gone by myself." - Isabelle from Montreal, Canada on TripAdvisor
"This guy knows how to give a tour...Great inside stories...handouts to learn more. Best of all, he is fun and personable. Well worth the price of the tour!" - Mike from Cincinnati, OH on TripAdvisor
"Tim, your tour leader, is a walking encyclopedia relative to La Jolla, San Diego, and California in general. This tour is WELL WORTH your time and money" - Melanie from Boston, MA on Yelp
"If you only do one thing in San Diego--take this tour! This was the PERFECT tour! The tour really turns out to be what you want. If you want gelato, then he makes sure you get gelato. If you want to shop, he makes arrangements for the group to meet you after you shop. If you want to swim at a beach, then he gets you there, and you can meet back up with the group when you are finished. If you want his full attention and a full tour, then he is a personable, knowledgeable, friendly, easy going, enthusiastic tour guide. If you stop to take a picture and miss something he says, then he personally catches up with you and as the group walks to the next stop, he fills you in on what he said. HONESTLY!!! He is THAT attentive. He actually ENCOURAGES questions, and answers them. He has so many interesting stories about the history and the personalities in La Jolla, we were all captivated for 5 hours!!!"
-Jane and Melissa from Lexington, KY on TripAdvisor
Read all of the reviews at http://bit.ly/reviewsontripadvisor and http://bit.ly/reviewsonyelp
Meet Tim by watching him here: http://youtu.be/WQ2wYrA2aOc
Meet Victor by watching him here: http://youtu.be/pNutYnuUaDM
Starts at 12PM and ends at 5PM.
17 & Under: $50
*Contact TourGuideTim directly at Reservations@tourguidetim.com or 1-231-Tim-Tour (846-8687) to ask questions or request that we consider adding another date to the schedule.
*Plan to arrive at the Santa Fe Train Depot (serving AMTRAK, Coaster, & San Diego Trolley) at 11:45AM to check in and board the bus. Meet outside - The bus will have 'TourGuideTim' signs. Your guide will be wearing a white 'TourGuideTim / La Jolla' visor.
*The Santa Fe Train Depot departure and return point is within walking distance of many downtown San Diego and Convention hotels, Visitor Center, Cruise Ship Terminal, and San Diego Harbor Attractions.
*If you have difficulty walking or can not find a convenient method to reach the Santa Fe Train Depot, let us know when asked at the end of the reservation process and we will work with you to see if there is a way to assist. For example, the driver can pick up guests staying near Old Town, Gaslamp Quarter, and downtown convention hotels prior to the tour.
****Notices and Disclaimers****
San Diego County's beauty is due in part to its varied topography, which includes beach bluffs, cliffs, caves, and hilly terrain. As a tour guest, you agree not to be tempted to get too close to these hazards. To keep our insurance company happy, you agree to assume all risk associated with the tour, including, but not limited to the hazards presented by this varied topography.
You also agree not to hold TourGuideTim Inc. liable for services or goods provided by third parties before, during, or after the tour, whether or not those services were arranged or recommended by TourGuideTim personnel.
You acknowledge TourGuideTim Inc may use pictures and videos taken of tour participants, at their approval, for promotional purposes without providing any financial remuneration.
You acknowledge adjustments may be made on rare occasion to the designated tour stops due to special events that force the tour to take alternative routes.
You acknowledge tours may be cancelled for any reason. In those cases, refunds will be provided.
Any refunds requested from Brown Paper Tickets must be approved by TourGuideTim, Inc. Refunds will generally be granted up until 24 hours before the selected tour date.
Starts outside the Santa Fe Train Station (View)
1050 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101